Bactrian camel

Bactrian camels have two humps rather than the single hump of their other relatives. The humps works in the same way—storing fat which can be converted to water and energy so they don’t run out of energy or become dehydrated. These humps give camels their ability to endure long periods of travel without water, even in harsh desert conditions. As their fat is depleted, the … Continue reading Bactrian camel

Attwater’s prairie chicken

The Attwaters prairie chicken is a highly endangered subspecies of the greater prairie chicken that is native to coastal Texas and Louisiana in the United States. Attwaters prairie chicken measure around 17-18 in (43-45.5 cm) and weighs roughly 1.5 to 2.0 lb (0.7 to 0.9 kg). It has a 28-in (70-cm) wingspan. These greater prairie chickens have vertical bars of dark brown and buff-white pattern … Continue reading Attwater’s prairie chicken

Asiatic elephant

The elephant is the largest land animal, although the Asian elephant is slightly smaller than it’s related to the African ones. Asian elephants can be identified by their slightly smaller, ears. Elephants use their tusks to dig roots and to find water, strip bark off trees, and even fight other elephants. Unfortunately their ivory has caused them being so endangered. Because ivory is so valuable … Continue reading Asiatic elephant

American crocodile

The American crocodile is considered at-risk in nearly all parts of America. Conservationists agree that illegal hunting and habitat destruction has reduced populations of this wide-ranging reptile to critical levels. The habitat of the American crocodile is mainly coastal areas. It is also found in rivers, but the crocodile tends to prefer salinity, ending in the species congregating in brackish lakes, mangrove swamps, lagoons, cays, … Continue reading American crocodile

Hawksbill turtle

Hawksbills are named for their narrow, pointed beak. They also have a distinctive pattern of overlapping scales on their shells that form a serrated-look on the edges. These coloured and patterned shells make them highly-valuable and commonly sold as “tortoiseshell” in markets. That is why the species has become endangered. Hawksbills are found mainly throughout the world’s tropical oceans, predominantly in coral reefs. They feed mainly on … Continue reading Hawksbill turtle